Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

Remuneration: R1100000 – R1200000 per year 
Location: Randburg
Type: Permanent
Reference: #GZ42233A
Company: E-Merge IT Recruitment

One of Africa’s largest entertainment businesses requires a senior data scientist with advanced technical skills. The opportunity will allow identifying opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic and operational insights to business. Identify new analytic trends/data needs and repeatable analytic solutions.

This is an environment focusing on technology as a means to deliver core services; they are invested and believe in technology as the answer to business problems and therefore your role becomes a vital part of that cycle.

It’s time to enhance your career and join a company that encourages free and innovative thinking in terms of development modules and work spans across platforms/technologies. The amount of exciting work that’s lined up is unbelievable! Apply now!

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant data experience and experience building segmentation and propensity models
  • Statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, forecasting and business strategy skills
  • Able to build the necessary algorithms to ask the right questions and find the right answers
  • Able to communicate their findings, orally and visually
  • Have an understanding of how the products are developed and the ethical responsibilities associated with big data and customer privacy implications
  • Able to program in different programming languages e.g. Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL.
  • Experience with Machine Learning and AI is an added advantage
  • Have an understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce etc.
  • Proficiency working with visualisation tools e.g. R Shiny, Tableau etc.
  • Oversee the delivery of accurate and data
  • Ensure effective data management approach that ensures the accuracy of data
  • Build an effective corrective action mechanism on the analysed data and reports provided
  • Follow the appropriate processes to ensure quick and correct action is taken in query resolution
  • Anticipate and identify new analytic trends/data needs and repeatable analytic solutions
  • Identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic and operational insights to business
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in engineering or computer science
Reference number for this position is GZ42233A  which is a permanent position based in Randburg offering a cost to company salary of R1,2m pa negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Are you ready for a change of scenery? E-Merge IT Recruitment is a specialist niche recruitment agency. We offer our candidates options so that we can successfully place the right developers with the right companies in the right roles. Check out the e-Merge website for more great positions.

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Posted on 06 Jul 14:12

Garth Zoutendyk

011 463 3633

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